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Clinical Manager

Be Centre Foundation

Be Centre is an exciting, impactful charity providing one-to-one Play Therapy for kids aged 3–12 years. We are dedicated to early intervention, stopping cycles of harm, and helping children heal from difficulties and major trauma, so they can thrive. Our mission is to provide hope and healing through Play Therapy, and to empower children who are experiencing emotional, social, or behavioural difficulties to be the best they can be.

It is estimated that 1 in 7 children has a mental health issue. Mental health disorders can significantly impact family life and adversely affect children’s learning. We predict that mental health issues will become more prominent as the economic effects of COVID-19 become apparent.

The Role

The Clinical Manager role is at the heart of Be Centre’s need to deliver critical services to its clients. The role provides leadership, management and clinical support to Be Centre’s team of play therapists, parent counsellors, play therapy interns, and Intake Clinician.

Our ideal candidate has formal qualifications in play or expressive therapy with a solid understanding of the mental health issues arising in children. You will be a natural leader and communicator who thrives on supporting and enabling your team to be their best so we can heal as many children as possible.

Your experience means you can develop and contribute to new programs, partnerships, and clinical policies and procedures.

Your passion means you can be the clinical voice of Be Centre with potential funders, partners and other engagements.

This is a full time role but part-time may be considered.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Clinical team management including recruitment, professional development, day to day escalation of client issues, facilitating clinical team meetings, keeping all clinical team members connected and updated
  • Ensuring the Be Centre Child Protection Policy and Procedures are upheld at all times without exception
  • Oversight of the triage process to ensure play therapy is in the child’s best interest, that the most at-risk clients receive scholarships, our policies are adhered to, and continuous improvement occurs
  • Appointment and management of play therapy interns including case allocation and day-to-day assistance
  • Administration of legal matters such as subpoenas from the Family Court and/or Children’s Court, mandatory reporting, child safe
  • Ongoing management of play therapy partnerships
  • Senior representation of play therapy as required for presentations for grants, funding, partnerships etc.
  • Oversight of clinical procedure for offering scholarship programs to at-risk clients

About you. You will have:

  • Formal qualifications in play therapy or expressive therapy (highly desirable) or formal qualifications in a related trauma-informed psychotherapeutic discipline
  • Knowledge and understanding of children’s mental health
  • Exceptional inter-personal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Natural leadership attributes to foster team development and peer-to-peer collaboration
  • Portray a real passion for the mission and goals of Be Centre
  • Strong work ethic and ability to take the initiative to improve internal processes and suggest new ways of working more efficiently and effectively
  • Strong organisational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Adhere to Be Centre’ policies and procedures
  • Proficient IT skills (including Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and the ability to use IT clinical systems as required

In return we offer:

  • A beautiful and vibrant office environment that is purpose-built for the work we do
  • Paid for monthly supervision and regular group supervision
  • An annual contribution towards professional development of your choosing; and
  • Onsite parking at no charge

About us in detail:

Be Centre is the leading provider of play therapy in Australia. We are pioneers, leaders, and advocates.

Our Play Therapists are highly trained mental health professionals with degrees in social work, counselling, nursing and/or psychology with additional post-graduate qualifications in play therapy.

Our flagship program is called Hear Me Play and is a one-to-one play therapy for children aged 3-12 years with weekly sessions over 12 or more weeks.

Our ancillary programs include Art Club which is a transitional program for children who have completed Hear Me Play. We supported children and their families in bushfire impacted regions of Australia in 2020/21 through specially designed play bags for children as well as a 3-day Festival of Play program for children and families.

We are proud of the work we do and our positive impact is clearly demonstrated in our attached 2021 Impact Measurement Report.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries about the role before applying, contact Michelle Carlyle at 0481 776 881or email michellec@becentre.org.au using the subject line: Clinical Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs Please note that we do not accept applications to this email address.

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